New associates have a lot of questions about pro bono. Sometimes, they might not even know what questions they should have. In this special episode, three attorneys offer a “top 10” list of advice and insights for those who are getting started — or looking to jump-start their pro bono practice.
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FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE
Claire Wong Black
Claire Wong Black is a commercial litigation partner in Dentons US LLP’s Honolulu office (admitted in NY, HI). In addition to commercial matters, Claire maintains a substantial civil rights practice focused on public interest impact litigation. Claire is also a member of Dentons’ leadership team, serving on its US executive board, US pro bono committee, and US Region diversity and inclusion committee.
Matt Caplan is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on technology-based litigation. His experience spans across all types of intellectual property litigation, as well as consumer class actions and healthcare litigation. He has successfully represented a wide range of clients through trial and appeal. Matt approaches his practice pragmatically, working in tandem with clients to get the best results, whether that means looking for ways to avoid disputes, resolving a case early on, or winning in court.
Albert Pak is a Senior Associate in Bodman PLC’s Exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Practice Group. Previously, Albert worked as an Attorney and Skadden Fellow at Michigan Community Resources. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Toll Public Interest Scholar, and holds an MPA from Princeton University. Before graduate school, Albert served as the COO of an education nonprofit in Philadelphia and worked as a management consultant.